The Permaculture Podcast

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Your resource for a variety of topics on Permaculture.

“We will not fight to save what we do not love.” Emma Huvos joins me to talk about her role as an educator who blends together her time as a classroom teacher with the forest and outdoor school models of Europe to create a hands- on, experiential, student-driven early-childhood learning experience that is Riverside Nature School. […]


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In this episode guest host David Bilbrey sits down with Jacqueline Smith, the founder of Central Grazing Company, to talk about her entry into the world of animal agriculture, after having no previous experience with farming or even family ties to a farm
How do we prepare for end of life? How do we honor the dead? How do we care for the living, through our rites and rituals, after a loved one passes? Michael Judd joins me to answer these questions as he shares the very personal story of his father’s passi
How did animals and people influence the landscape for hundreds of thousands, and even millions of years, before the rise of civilization? That question provides the framework for Wilson Alvarez and his current work, The Reintegration Project, which exami
A highlight of the year behind, the current state of the show, and what's coming up. Highlighted Episodes 1725 – Joel Salatin on Farming, Experience, and Mastery 1735 – Permaculture in Perspective: Fertile Edges with Maddy Harland 1727 – Mastering C
To know where we are headed, it’s important to know where we are and where we come from. As Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. wrote in his book Strength to Love, “We are not makers of history; we are made by history.” With that in mind, in the conversation that
As I was reminded of in a recent conversation with Emma Huvos, we protect what we love. As the ethics of permaculture call for us to care for Earth and people, then practicing permaculture can be a political act requiring activism. In this conversation fa
How do we limit the damage of the greatest terrestrial environmental disaster ever, climate change? By drawing down carbon. How we do that, and the most effective ways possible, form the base of this conversation with Eric Toensmeier, as he shares
With smartphones, tablets, and other always-on, always-connected devices at our fingertips, finding a piece of information becomes easier and easier, if we have a few keywords to search for. When it comes to a subject as off the well-trod path as permacul
Image: Kai Sawyer at the Peace and Permaculture Dojo. (Source:YouTube: Peace and Permaculture Dojo Tour) “The more generous we are, the more relaxed we’ll be, the more wealthy we’ll feel, and the more gifts these will cycle.” - Kai Sawyer As
My guest today is Karl Treen, the creator of Food Forest Card Game, a deck of cards designed to teach the needs, yields, and connections of plants and animals within a food forest and within nature, so players can then take what they learn and apply them
This interview contains a conversation on Haudenosaunee (Iroquois Confederacy) beliefs reflective of popular rather than historical views. For more detailed information on the history and culture of these First Americans visit: http://www.haudenosauneeco
My guest today is Viktor Zaunders, one of the creators of, a website designed to directly connect food producers and consumers. During the conversation, he shares with us the background for this project, the importance of building relat
Gianaclis Caldwell is the author of a modern classic on cheese production, Mastering Artisan Cheesemaking from Chelsea Green Publishing, and her new book to help get anyone started, Mastering Basic Cheesemaking from New Society Publishers. These books and
My guest for this episode is Paul Hellier, part of the team creating the website and app by the same name, designed to help us make better decisions about what we buy, where we buy it from, and the ecological impacts of those choices. Fair Food Forager do
The author, speaker, and farmer of Polyface Farms Joel Salatin joins me to talk about farming, the importance of experience, and the role of mastery over ourselves and our chosen discipline. These topics lay out the major themes of the conversation that f
My guest is the author, cheesemaker, and goatherd Gianaclis Caldwell of Pholia Farm Dairy. She joins me to talk about her latest book Holistic Goat Care from Chelsea Green Publishing. Using that complete approach we talk about goats on a farm and homestea
Visit Our Episode Sponsor: Harvesting Rainwater How do we create the world with the social and economic structures we desire? How do we distill the problems that we see over and over again in that context so they are easy to understand, that lead solution
How do we intentionally live together in those communities? How do we create those communities? What training should we have if we already living in or planning to move into an intentional community? These are some of the questions my guest Ma’ikwe Ludwig
David Holmgren joins me to talk about his work on revising his now classic text, Permaculture: Principles and Pathways Beyond Sustainability. His focus in doing so was to give the book greater clarity, to make it more accessible, and a little easier for a